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A weak U.S. market brought down Tiffany’s fourth quarter same-store sales, though strong performances in the prior quarters boosted comps for the fiscal year. 
Boosted by increased traffic, five major retailers--Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, TJX Companies and Costco--all reported same-store sales increases in the last months of 2014, even as full-year financials were mixed. 
The online marketplace filed a registration statement with the SEC Wednesday relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ETSY.”
In a fourth quarter that was overall very lackluster for department stores, these two retailers listed jewelry as among their top sellers for the holiday season.
Sales of rings and the introduction of Disney jewelry at its concept stores helped boost the brand’s revenues in the fourth quarter.
The Seattle-based e-tailer plans to open a standalone store in one of the country’s “top malls” where customers can see and try on its rings, though they will still have to buy them online.
Sales were strong for Bulgari in 2014 while the luxury conglomerate’s timepiece brands struggled because of “cautious purchasing” among retailers.
Sales growth in the U.S. outpaced that of other regions in the third quarter for Richemont, with jewelry and Net-a-Porter turning in the strongest performances.
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